When American Airlines flight 1549 skidded safely into the Hudson River, most of New York was in a state of panic.  It was, after all, the first low-flying commercial plane in that corridor since 9/11.  As word of the amazing landing got out, people were relieved that this time it was heroism, not terrorism, that brought the plane in low.  But there was far more in common with a disaster in the financial district, just down the Hudson, than most people might realize at first.

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